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Northern Rail Traincar Inn

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1730 Highway 3, Two Harbors, MN 55616
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Northern Rail Traincar Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very impressed with how clean and nice the rooms were. Service was great and the amenities were just right. The perfect location for a unique, quiet, relaxing night in nature while trying something different from your average hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for my birthday back in November and had a lovely time relaxing, playing games, and enjoying all that Two Harbors has to offer. I should have written a review then, but life moves fast and I didn't take the time. Now my stay this time was completely unplanned. You see, I was supposed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Love this place, have stayed several times and each time was very nice. The decor of the rooms is fabulous, each room has a different theme and the bedding and furnishings are so homey, not your standard hotel room! We stayed right before Christmas and the hotel was decorated so nicely, very homey feel!

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Upsala, Minnesota, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We again had a great time at Northern Rail. We love the area up there, and being able to stay at Northern Rail is so much fun, with the unique train motif and wonderful innkeepers. We love the rooms, the breakfasts, the owners, the area. Two Harbors has great places to eat, lots of shops and tourist attractions, and wonderful... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Quick trip to the North Shore to take in some fall colors. Turns out half of Minneapolis was doing the same thing, but we found a decent hotel rate here. This is one of the most unique hotels I've ever stayed in. The room was half a box car with a full bath, decorated nicely and very clean. I was... More 

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Shell Lake, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

For the most part, we enjoyed our stay, but the sofa sleeper was brutal. No coffee maker in the rooms, which was sorely missed by one in our party. Breakfast was sufficient with many options such as waffles, french toast, bagles, toast, yogurt, muffins, hot & cold cereal, apple sauce, orange juice and coffee.

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Brooklyn Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We recently stayed here and were so delighted with our visit. My husband loved the idea of sleeping in a box car. He took tons of photos of the exterior. The owners were super nice and accommodating to any needs any guest had. The continental breakfast was more than adequate with yogurt, juice, fruit, bagels, bread, french toast, waffles, muffins... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My wife and I had two glorious days staying at the Northern Rail Traincar Inn, Two Harbors. I grew up around rail lines near St. Louis, MO and always enjoyed walking through the yards and hoping the old steam powered freight trains. We would play in the boxcars and ride the rails. This time I had the opportunity to sleep... More 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

For starters the lady that worked the front desk was incredibly nice. My wife and I were really charmed and delighted in all of our encounters with her. Our room was unique and comfortable. We both slept very well. The room wasn't large but it met our needs quite nicely. You can always tell how much a place cares by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was so much fun to experience and the kids loved it. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and the staff was so nice and knowledgable about the area. I wish we could have stayed longer! Definitly a place we would all like to go back to. This place made a lasting impression on my kids that they won't... More 

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